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May 2023

We have been delighted by the success of our topical exhibition, Coronations & Celebrations, which has drawn visitors from far and wide to enjoy some very special collection pieces here at The Fan Museum. May is, of course, the month of the big event that inspired this exhibition, and so here are some updates on what to expect from us over the next few weeks.

Whilst we will be closed on Saturday 6th and Monday 9th May, we will be open in the lead up to the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. Our current exhibition boasts items from the last coronation as well as one which dates from the Restoration in 1660 and would make a wonderful addition to anyone’s festivities.

Talking Fans launches its third season of academic talks hosted on Zoom after we started the initiative back in 2021. Each of the three talks will focus on the themes around our current seasonal exhibition. Tickets to attend are offered on a donation basis and can be obtained here.

Our monthly Curator in Residence will occur on Saturday 20th May and will once again feature the talents of Helen Adie, who will be demonstrating her printing and etching throughout the afternoon. Our Curator, Ailsa Hendry, will continue to offer free-to-attend talks in the ground floor permanent display areas. For more information, click here.

As we move closer to summer, we hope to extend our welcome to many more visitors and very soon we will formally announce our next seasonal exhibition which will open on Wednesday 28th June.

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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £5.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Family ticket (up to 2 Adults and up to 3 Children, also 1 Adult and 4 Children): £10.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (with vaild student card)
  • Senior citizens
  • English Heritage
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Staff/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
Free Entry for…

Children under 7, Disabled visitors and carers, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Wednesday Special:

Free entry for senior citizens.

Please note that the discounts listed above cannot be applied when visitors are part of a large group visit or guided tour group.  Please click here for further details.

Group Bookings

The Museum is now open Tuesday – Saturday, 11h00 – 17h00, last entry at 16h30

From Wednesday 12th June onwards, until otherwise stated, the Museum will be open for general entry from 11:00am-1:00pm, closed to the public between 1:00pm and 2:00pm, and open again from 2:00pm until last entry at 4:30pm. Doors will close as usual at 5:00pm.

For any enquiries please contact us on 0208 305 1441 or by email .